Tuesday, June 30, 2015

HitFix.com: "This film explores the power of pop culture to unite and to heal"

Another great Batkid Begins review, courtesy of the great Drew McWeeny at HitFix.com:
"There is one more film right now that says a lot about the role pop culture plays in our lives, and it does more than save a life in this case… it transforms an entire community. "Batkid Begins" is a beautiful movie, and Dana Nachman has made a film of extraordinary kindness, a film that I found deeply moving from the moment it began to the moment it ended. We live in a cynical age, and it is incredibly easy to let yourself believe that society is fundamentally broken, but this film not only affirms that people are decent when inspired properly, but that explores the power of pop culture to unite and to heal. "Batkid Begins" is a very special film, one that is overwhelmingly emotional. No parent will be unaffected by this, but the power of the film is showing how infectious kindness can be. In a world where this many jaded Californians can be shocked out of their daily routine and moved to show up to support one sick child, it's easy to believe that anything is possible. Hollywood routinely uses every special effect and all the money in the world to try to create the illusion of magic; "Batkid Begins" is real magic, start to finish."
Read more here: http://www.hitfix.com/motion-captured/from-wolfpack-to-batkid-begins-can-movies-save-your-life

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